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RICOH MP C3003 Color Laser Multifunction Printer - 416502

MP C3003

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 416502

Step up and take a step forward

  •   Prints up to 30 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 4,700 pages
  •   Expand entry level possibilities with advanced workflow solutions

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Deliver information at the speed of business

Add a dimension of color to your information and see it as it was meant to be seen. Expect crisp, impressive documents at up to 30 pages per minute (ppm) for excellent throughput with the RICOH MP C3003 Color Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP). Save time with a standard 100-sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF) that scans both sides of a two-sided original. Plus, the MP C3003 offers a quiet design and compact footprint to fit seamlessly into your workspace.

Enjoy flexible power and productivity

Make the most of your media and use paper sizes up to 12" x 18", and media weights up to 166 lb. Index. The standard paper tray accepts a wide range of paper stocks and sizes, including envelopes, while the standard paper capacity can be expanded to accommodate an impressive 4,700 sheets. Plus, you'll enjoy a maximum monthly output of up to 20,000 pages a month.

Create in vivid color

Need truly impressive color? Expect vibrant, professional reproductions at up to 1200 dpi. Ideal for graphics-intensive environments, the optional Fiery® controller provides visually compelling output on a wide range of paper stocks, and exceptional enhanced spot-color reproduction with RGB, CMYK and PANTONE® colors. Plus, the easy-to-use Command WorkStation utility simplifies complex print tasks, so you can create, reprint or combine documents with ease.

Embrace information mobility

Take your information wherever it needs to go. Print with your smartphone, tablet or laptop - without special drivers - for incredible mobile convenience. Transform the MP C3003 into an information portal to access documents via Ricoh's Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE), and send scanned documents to multiple recipients with Ricoh's Scan-to-Email/Folder/URL/FTP feature. Plus, non-network users can print JPEGs, TIFFs and PDFs directly using the USB drive or SD cards.

Add a Professional Finish

Save time and add a polished touch to your presentations, while easily managing your device footprint. Add a space-saving 500-sheet internal finisher with 50-sheet stapling plus optional hole-punching. Or, add an external 1000-sheet finisher for similar options, plus saddle stitching, and achieve longer, more productive print runs.

Interact with a smarter interface

To complete your everyday document tasks, you have to be nimble. The MP C3003 helps you get there with the optional 10.1" Wide Super VGA Smart Operation Panel, which offers touch-screen functionality and allows you to switch between tasks with ease. Creating everyday shortcuts is simple, and lets you tailor a personalized experience for individuals or groups.

Set a good environmental example

Enjoy performance that's both powerful and sustainable, thanks to the MP C3003's EPEAT®* Gold Rating, ENERGY STAR® certification, and a host of energy-saving features for a low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) value** (as determined by ENERGY STAR® program testing requirements). In addition, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.
*Based on Energy Star Test Method for Determining Imaging Equipment Energy Use, effective January 1, 2014. **EPEAT is a comprehensive environmental procurement program based on IEEE 1680 International Standards. The EPEAT rating is applicable only in the U.S.A.

Enforce tougher security

Help stop unwanted document access with user authentication, and add watermarks to prevent document duplication. Standard features like HDD encryption helps protect stored documents. Encrypted PDF transmission scrambles document data. Plus, the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) automatically overwrites any files left on the hard drive.

Manage more effectively

Manage your device in real time. Ricoh's optional @Remote internet-based tool lets you monitor device usage, automate meter reads, receive toner alerts, and handle service needs to shorten downtime. Additional administrative controls allow you to limit output for specific users, plus manage status alerts, device feedback and software updates.

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General Specifications

Printing Process

4-Drum Method

Output Speed (Copy/Print)

30-ppm B&W & FC (LTR)

Warm-Up Time

Less than 20 seconds

Recovery from Sleep Mode

Less than 10 seconds

First Copy Time (FC/B&W)

7.1/4.6 seconds

Copy Resolution

600 dpi

Quantity Indicator

Up to 999 copies

Document Feeder -


Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)

Original Capacity: 100 sheets
Original Size: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17"
(A5 – A3)
Paper Weight:
Simplex: 11 – 34 lb. Bond (40 – 128 g/m²)
Duplex: 14 – 34 lb. Bond (52 – 128 g/m²)

Auto Duplex


Output Capacity

Standard: 500 sheets
Maximum: 1,625 sheets


25% – 400% in 1% increments


23.1" x 27.0" x 35.9" (587 x 685 x 912 mm)


205.1 lbs. (93.1 kg)

Power Requirements

120V – 127V, 60Hz, 12A

Power Consumption

1,584W or less

TEC Value

1.11 kWh/week*

Printer Specifications (Standard)


PMC-Sierra RM7035 600 MHz


1.5 GB RAM/250GB HDD Standard & 2GB RAM/250 GB HDD Maximum

Page Description Languages

Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PDF Direct Print, Media Print & XPS
Optional: Adobe PostScript3, IPDS & PictBridge

Font Support

Standard: PCL: 45 Scalable fonts + International 13 fonts
Optional: PostScript 3: 136 Roman fonts;
IPDS: 108 Roman fonts

Max Print Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi

Network Interfaces

Standard: 1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A
(3 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Network Protocol Support



Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/
Server 2008/Server 2008R2/Server
2012, Netware 6.5*
Unix; Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO
OpenServer, RedHat Linux, IBM AIX,
Mac OS X v.10.5 or later,
SAP R/3, NDPS Gateway,
IBM iSeries AS/400-using OS/400
Host Print Transform


Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor, @Remote™

Document Server Specifications (Standard)

Max. Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Max. Page Capacity

9,000 pages

Scanner Specifications (TWAIN) (Standard)

Scanner Resolution

B&W and FC scanning at 100 – 600 dpi, Up to 1200 dpi for TWAIN scanning

Scanning Speed (B&W & Color LTR)

200/300 dpi: 79 ipm

Scan Area

11.7" x 17" (297 mm – 432 mm)

Compression Method


Scanner Specifications (Standard)

Supported File Formats

Single/Multi-Page TIFF, PDF, High Compression PDF & PDF/A Single Page JPEG

Scan Modes

Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support)
Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP/NCP*)
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card)
Network TWAIN Scanning

Facsimile Specifications (Optional)


Fax Option Type M3


200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

Modem Speed

33.6K – 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback

Compression Method


Transmission Speed

G3: Approximately 2 seconds/page (JBIG)

Scanning Speed

Up to 68 spm


2,000 Quick/Speed Dial numbers; 100 Group Dial numbers

Memory Capacity (SAF)

Standard: 4 MB (approx. 320 pages), Optional: 28 MB (approx. 2,240 pages) with optional SAF memory

Security Features


DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), HDD Encryption, User Codes, SNMP v3 Support, Encryption, Locked Print, User Authentication, 802.1x Wired Authentication, Quota Setting/Account Limit, Digitally Signed PDF, and more

Two-Tray Paper Bank (PB3160)

Tray Capacity

1,100 sheets (550 sheets x 2 trays)

Paper Size

7.25" x 10.5" to 12" x 18" (A5 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

23.1" x 27" x 9.7" (587 x 685 x 247 mm)

One-Tray Paper Bank (PB3150)

Tray Capacity

550 sheets x 1 tray

Paper Size

7.25" x 10.5" to 12" x 18" (A5 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

23.1" x 27" x 4.7" (587 x 685 x 120 mm)

Tandem Large Capacity Tray (PB3230)1

Tray Capacity

2,000 sheets (1,000 sheets x 2)

Paper Size

8.5" x 11" (A4)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

23.1" x 27" x 9.7" (587 x 685 x 247 mm)

Side Large Capacity Tray (RT3030)

Tray Capacity

1,500 sheets

Paper Size

8.5" x 11" (A4)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

13.4" x 21.4" x 11.4" (340 x 545 x 290 mm)

Internal Shift-Sort Tray (SH3070)

Tray Capacity

250 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4 – A5)
125 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)

Paper Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

1-Bin Tray (BN3110)

Paper Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 12.6" x 17.7" (A6-A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Tray Capacity

125 Sheets

500-Sheet Internal Finisher (SR3130)

Paper Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)

Paper Weight

14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Stack Capacity

500 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4)
250 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)

Staple Paper Size

7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)

Staple Paper Weight

14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)

Staple Capacity

50 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4)
30 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger, and/or Mixed Sizes) (B4 – A3)

Staple Positions

Top, Bottom, 2 Staples

Dimensions (WxDxH)

21.5" x 20.6" x 6.7" (546 x 523 x 170 mm)

2-/3-Hole Punch Unit (PU3040NA)

Punch Paper Sizes

7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)

Punch Paper Weight

14 – 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (52 – 163 g/m²)

1,000-Sheet Finisher (SR3140)

Paper Size Proof Tray:

5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)
Shift Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)

Paper Weight

Proof Tray: 14 – 45 lb. Bond/93 lb. Index (52 – 169 g/m²)
Shift Tray: 14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Stack Capacity

Proof Tray: 250 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4)
50 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4)
Shift Tray: 1,000 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4)
500 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4)

Staple Capacity

50 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4)
30 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4)

Staple Paper Size

8.5" x 11" to 12" x 18" (A4 – A3)

Staple Paper Weight

14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)

Staple Positions

Top, Bottom 2 Staples

Dimensions (WxDxH)

25.4" x 24.4" x 37.8" (646 x 620 x 960 mm)

1,000-Sheet Booklet Finisher (SR3150)

Paper Size

Proof Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)
Shift Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)
Booklet Tray: 8.5" x 11" to 12" x 18" (A4 – A3)

Paper Weight

Proof Tray: 14 – 45 lb. Bond (52 – 169 g/m²)
Shift Tray: 14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)

Stack Capacity

Proof Tray: 250 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4)
50 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Shift Tray: 1,000 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4)
500 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Booklet Tray: 20 Sets (2 – 5 sheets), 10 Sets (6 – 10 sheets) & 7 Sets (11 – 15 sheets)

Staple Capacity

Normal Staple: 50 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4)
30 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Saddle Stitch: 15 sheets

Staple Paper Size

Normal Staple: 8.5" x 11" to 12" x 18" (A4 – A3)
Saddle Stitch: 8.5" x 11" to 12" x 18" (A4 – A3)

Staple Paper Weight

14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)

Staple Paper Weight

Staple Positions Top, Bottom, 2 Staples, Booklet

Dimensions (WxDxH)

25.4" x 24.4" x 37.8" (646 x 620 x 960 mm)

2-/3-Hole Punch Unit (PU 3050NA)

Punch Paper Sizes

5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 – A3)

Punch Paper Weight

14 – 68 lb. Bond/142 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m²)

Color Controller E-22C

Controller Type

Embedded Type

Fiery Platform



Intel Processor G850 2.9GHz

Host Interface



2 GB

Internal HDD

500 GB

Operating System


Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4/IPv6), SMB, Bonjour

Printer Description Language

Standard: PostScript 3 & PCL6/5c

Max Print Resolution

Up to 1200 dpi (2 bit)

Max Scan Resolution

Up to 600 dpi

Fonts PS3:

138 fonts/PCL: 81 AGFA fonts

Utilities Standard:

Command WorkStation 5, Fiery Scan, Printer Delete Utility, Fiery Web Tools, Fiery Bridge, Secure Erase and Fiery VUE
Optional: Fiery Impose, Fiery Compose, Fiery Auto Trap, EFI Spot-On, Fiery Hot Folders, Fiery Color Profiler Suite v4.0, Fiery ES-2000 Spectrophotometer and EFI Productivity Pack

Color Management Tools

ICC Profile, Color Chart, CMYK Color Reference Pages, RGB Color Tests, Trapping Support and ColorWise Pro Tools

Additional Accessories


Bridge Unit BU3070, Browser Unit Type M3, Cabinet Type F, Camera Direct Print Card Type M3, Card Reader Bracket Type 3352, Color Controller Connection Board Type M3, Copy Data Security Unit Type G, ESP XG-PCS-15D, External Keyboard Bracket Type M3, Fax Connection Unit Type M3, File Format Converter Type E, G3 Interface Unit Type M3, HotSpot MFP Option Type S, IEEE 802.11a/g/n Interface Unit Type M2, IEEE 1284 Interface Board Type A, Imageable Area Extension Unit Type M3, IPDS Unit Type M3, Key Counter Bracket Type M3, Memory Unit Type B 32MB, Memory Unit Type M3 2GB, OCR Unit Type M2, Optional Counter Interface Unit Type A, Postscript3 Unit Type M3, SD Card for NetWare Printing Type M3, Smart Card Reader Built-in Unit Type M2 & Smart Operation Panel Type M3

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Does anyone know how to print wirelessly from a MacBook Air?
Kylie on Jun 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most Ricoh printers and MFP, including this one, can print "wirelessly", with the addition of an optional Ricoh wireless card. They can also print from most computers without the optional wireless card, if they are connected to a wired network and their is a wireless access point or wireless router on the network to connect the computer to the printer. Mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones can do the same with the addition of Ricoh Smart Device Print & Scan on the device.
Is there any way to adjust the density or coverage of ink? Our Ricoh prints very dark.
Joshua C on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The density can be adjusted through the operator panel or through the device's internal web page. You may also want to contact your Ricoh authorized technician. The User Guide can be downloaded from the Ricoh web site.
what is the maximum gsm weight this copier can support?
Pat K on Feb 14, 2017

The maximum is 300 gsm/110 lb. cover. However, this MFP is discontinued but we invite you to take a look at it's replacement. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/mp-c3004-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-417449

For more information on this product or any other in our line up - please feel free to press the click to chat button or the Request a Quote button located on the product pages. or you can contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
Thank you
can the Ricoh C3003 print on index cards or 6 3/4" envelopes?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2016

The MP C3003 supports the following paper sizes:

1st Paper Tray: 8.5" x 11" (A4)
2nd Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" – 12" x 18", Envelopes
Bypass: Up to 12" x 18", Envelopes
Custom Sizes: Width: 3.5" – 12.6" (90 – 320 mm),
Length: 5.8" – 23.6" (148 – 600 mm)
Fax/Printer; 5.8" – 18" (148 – 457 mm) Copy/Document Server

As long as your index cards fit within the specifications, you should be able to print!
What driver is needed for this model?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2016
Does this printer have the capability to print the color white?
A shopper on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The MP C3003 does not have a fifth color station for white, but our Pro 7100/7110X Series does! Please see the attached brochure for more information on this cutting-edge print solution:


If you have any further questions on this or any of our other products, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com).
Will the facsimile work with a voice IP phone line?
Natalie D on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Natalie,

Yes, the MP C3003 can work with voice IP phone lines in most cases (will ultimately depend on the company's particular host system).
How to set up scanning feature?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2016

The technician will set up the scanning feature when the machine is installed. For detailed information on using the scanning feature, please refer to Page 107 of the User Guide:


For additional support questions, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp
How to get the best print quality when printing photos? Which settings and the paper you suggest that I should use?
Thanks a lot
A shopper on Dec 22, 2015

For the highest quality photos, please ensure that the machine is set to print in 1200 x 1200 dpi. You can use any paper you choose so long as it falls within the recommended paper weights and substrate guidelines. Heavy high gloss photo paper usage is not recommended for the MP C3003 as it can cause the fuser to overheat and smear the color. If you will be printing large volumes of high gloss photos, we have equipment that will better suit your needs.

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
How do I print from a iPad?
Brennan G on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The MP C3003 supports Apple AirPrint, you just need to be sure your printer and ipad are connected to the same wi-fi network. Also, the MP C3003 supports printing from the Ricoh HotSpot Printing App: http://www.ricoh-usa.com/services_and_solutions/hotspot/downloads.aspx
Which driver or other download do I need to update for a Ricoh MP C3003? I am running Windows 7. When I looked online there were multiple drivers and other files for download. My computer is REALLY slow in connecting to this printer on our network.
A shopper on Sep 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: On the drivers and downloads page for the MP C3003 Color Laser Multifunction Printer, you need to select Windows 7 or Windows 7 x64, which ever is appropriate. You can click on the driver description to understand what each driver does.
how to set printing to default to black and white?
stacey b on Aug 13, 2015

Please see this video for how to change printer preferences (including changing default to black and white)


How can I change paper tray 1 to letter size?
Mohammed S on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please refer to page 130 of the user guide for information about paper trays: http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001047/0001047004/VD1467503/D1467503.pdf
keep the scan setting to .pdf ? - it keeps defaulting back to .tiff
heather s on Jul 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In order to retain the scan setting to PDF on the MP C3003 I would recommend to create a scan profile. The printer can support multiple scan profiles. You can find instructions on how to set up a scan profile here: http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001048/0001048458/view/scanner/int/0098.htm
what kind of paper should be used for printing photos?
larry C on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are the recommended paper types for the MP C3003: Paper Types Plain, Recycled, Letterhead, Cardstock, Preprinted Paper, Bond Paper, High-Gloss Coated Paper, Color Paper, Envelopes, Labels* & OHP. Generally speaking "High-Gloss Coated Paper" tends to offer the most realistic photos.
Can this staple a document once printed?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The MP C3003 can staple documents, if equipped with a finisher.
Can the Ricoh MP C3003 do batch Scanning?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2016